Fitness hopes for midfielder


Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has not yet given up hope of playing again this season.

The Belgium international is currently sidelined with an ankle injury which may keep him out for the rest of the season but he remains hopeful that he will be able to feature before the season ends.

He said:”I’m counting on returning to training as soon as possible and being available for the end of the season.

“My operation went well. The plaster came off on Monday and that’ll allow me to fully begin my rehab.

“If everything goes well, I hope to be able to help Everton at the end of the Premier League season.

“I’m happy with our recent results. We’ve not lost in the league since February 13 and a Europa League place is possible for us.”